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Benkay Japanese Restaurant

2 India St, Portland, ME 04101-4710
207-773-5555
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Ranked #87 of 539 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Maine
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

There are a number of good Japanese Restaurants in Portland but we found their menu was pricy in comparison to others around when the food and service does not stand out.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

On a most recent trip to Portland, a friend took us here to eat for lunch. It's located in a great area of Portland and has a parking lot where you can park your car. The place is big and the servers are nice. We ended up getting the "brunch" special and I have to say, it has the most... More 

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Portland, Maine
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Three of us ordered complete meals. Tempura dinner served with tiny bowl of rice (maybe 1/4 cup), for $18. We asked for more rice, another tiny bowl was brought out, $ 2 added to our bill. Food was fine. But padding the bill just doesn't make me want to come back. I don't know if the cruise ships keep them... More 

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Went here for lunch with a group thinking it would be really amazing sushi but was unimpressed. Got a selection of 3 rolls, which were of fine quality but uninteresting. Atmosphere is nothing special. If you're looking for simple sushi, it's fine, but I don't think we'll go here again. Was looking for something with more of a "wow" factor.

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Burlington, Vermont
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64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Service was cordial, with a smile. The atmosphere wasn't great, but who cares when food is good. The price is average, not the super fancy price tag nor cheap.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I had teriyaki salmon - it was cooked perfectly - wonderful! Also great sushi, fried calamari. . . and great service. Outside of the restaurant doesn't look like much, but don't let that fool you! A top-notch restaurant.

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Peaks Island, Maine, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Although the very special Benkay Roll is super, all the other menu items are terrific and 'ichiban'. Well worth a stop on any travellers' trip !

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Brentwood, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

in Longfellow Square and the Art District. Very friendly staff. The timing between plates was a bit stretched out. the Sushi/Sashimi was fair.

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Long Island, ME
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48 reviews 48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Benkay roll - a must - light, crispy with a wasabi cream - you won't be disappointed!! But don't stop there... try anything on the menu, it's ALL fantastic! Oh, and don't forget the sake! A very happy camper indeed!

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Hudson River Valley, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Loved this place, delicious lunch and wonderful service! Tables with sunken seats are fun, close to Casco Bay Terminal - try it!

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Additional Information about Benkay Japanese Restaurant

Address: 2 India St, Portland, ME 04101-4710
Phone Number: 207-773-5555
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese

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